Photo-a-Day (Friday, 14th May, 2010)
A very interesting and clear photo.
Were you a miner, Stewart ?
Quite apart from the subject of the photograph, which is interesting to say the least... the lighting, the exposure, the composition, the overall look and feel is simply amazing.
@Alan. Too young to have been a miner, i do however find the history of coal mining a fascinating subject.
@Dennis. They were just begging to have a camera pointed at them.
The lamps either end are Firemens/Shotfirers lamps. The one in the middle, wrong way round to be certain.
A very good photo!
yeah - it's a pretty good snap
good photo my husband worked in the mines till they closed we still have 2 lamps on our fireplace so it was nice to see them
relighter lamps are gr6s on front plate or similar code non relighter have sl on front plate or similar
A story to tell.
By the way some one has left 3 quid on the bench.
Now this photo really makes me tired, i used on of these every day and they are very cozy to look at just before you drift off to sleep down that dark dark mine, Yawn oh happy memories, i wonder if Alan P could stand a day down the pit with real men lol.....
A memory jogger for sure!
As an apprentice electrician I had to do some time in the lamp shop, mostly replacing cap lamp leads and looking after the recharging system.
Memories of days long passed.
i NOTICE THE ONE ON THE RIGHT STILL HAS THE RELIGHTING MECHANISM IN IT TO LIGHT THE LAMP WITHOUT TAKING IT TO PIECES.
i HAVE 3 RELIGHTER PIT LAMPS BUT NO STRIKER TO LIGHT THEM. HAS ANYbody got a striker they can let me have
just looking at the photo has reminded me to ask if anyone can add any truth to the fact that the Council Refuse Depot, Frog Lane, was closed due to the collapse of an old mine shaft which took with it one of those enormous household skips. I have been told that the area concerned was the site of the old Meadow Pits.